Meridian, MS (August 27, 2022) - A surprising accident took place on Friday, August 26th at a local bank in Meridian.
The incident occurred in the 600th block of Highway 19 North in the College Park area when, for reasons still under police investigation, a vehicle crashed through the front doors of Trustmark Bank.
According to a local source, several people were transported with non-critical injuries.
The cause of the accident has not been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Mississippi law says that drivers have a duty to operate their motor vehicles safely, especially in an area with pedestrians. Sadly, this is not always what happens. Contrary to widespread beliefs, pedestrian accidents are not automatically the pedestrian's fault. Often, they are the result of driver negligence.
The most common types of Mississippi driver negligence include:
- Failing to yield the right of way while turning
- Failing to stop at a traffic light or stop sign
- Driving while distracted/Not paying attention to their surroundings
- Not paying attention when driving through a crosswalk
- Driving while intoxicated
Pedestrians are not always aware that walking along a roadside, even a slow one in their own neighborhood can be dangerous. They expect the drivers of cars, trucks, and other vehicles to follow the law and behave responsibly. When issues such as distractions or poor visibility become part of the scenario, innocent pedestrians can quickly become accident victims, often sustaining catastrophic or fatal injuries in the process.
Although a collision between two vehicles doesn’t always result in injuries, accidents between a vehicle and a pedestrian often do. Whether the involved vehicle is a pick-up truck, passenger sedan, oversized commercial vehicle, or a motorcycle, when they make contact with a pedestrian, it normally produces catastrophic injuries such as:
- Multiple fractured and broken bones
- Traumatic head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Serious lacerations resulting in permanent disfigurement or scarring
A pedestrian accident lawyer in Mississippi can ensure that you receive a fair settlement for your damages.
If you sustained substantial injuries due to the negligence, dereliction, or malice of a second party, we are ready to assess your potential pedestrian injury claim. Contact our pedestrian injury lawyers in Mississippi by calling our firm at (601) 487-0555 to schedule a case evaluation.
Note: The information provided within these posts has been gathered from outside sources, for Germany Law Firm, PLLC, and, as such, has not been independently verified. All provided information has been gathered from secondary sources including news bulletins and other first-hand accounts. If you find any information that is incorrect or you would like this post to be removed, please contact our law firm immediately so that we can correct the story or remove it entirely from the website.
Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.